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Ella Cook

Destination MAXIM Australia – Thailand

HOMETOWN: Sunshine Coast, Qld
BORN: May 1, 1998
FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION:
“Cool-cat chilling in a hat.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “Snowboarding.”
PHOBIA: “I have a phobia of being late – I think it’s called Chronophobia.”
FAVE DRINK: “A cocktail or vodka soda or wine – ANYTHING!”
HANGOVER CURE: “An IV drip – which we will offer at the wellness centre I’m building.”
GIRL CRUSH:
“Emily Ratajkowski.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Live life to its fullest.”
INSTAGRAM: @ellamolonycook

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’ve grown up moving around – I went to nine different schools within 10 years. I dropped out in Year 10 to study fashion and moved to Brisbane where I had my first job as a visual merchandiser.

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
That I’m building a wellness centre in Cronulla, Sydney. We will be opening in 2019 and I’m super excited for this new adventure and to share the journey.

How long have you been modelling?
To be honest, I don’t really consider myself to be a model but I’ve been collaborating with a lot of cool brands in the last year.

 What is your best asset?
My flat stomach and motivating mind – most of the time.  

When do you feel sexy?
After I exercise because it makes me feel proud of my body.

What do you look for in a man?
Honesty and Love.

Describe your ideal date?
My perfect date would be in matching PJs and having a sooky Sunday on the couch.

What’s one thing men should always remember about women?
That we are always right!

Where do you see yourself in five years?
My wellness centre is a stepping stone to destination retreat, so in five years I see myself finishing a nutrition degree and also having my first million!

For models interested in joining us on future Destination MAXIM Australia trips, simply DM us on Instagram at @maxim_aus or email us at maxim@maxim.com.au

Photographed by Rocky Batchelor 
Styling by Belinda Roelofs 
Hair & make-up by Yuni Wilson 
Swimwear & lingerie by Mary Holland    
Jewellery by The M Jewelers 
Videography by Cameron Brunt
Shot on location at Lime Samui Villas

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Anna Durkin